The Product Management Interview Blog

How to Write the Best Product Manager Resume

The one thing everybody hates about job hunting is writing and revamping their resume. If you had a chance, you know that you can do the job, so why spend so much time on your resume? The truth is, your resume is the only thing that recruiters and hiring managers can use to evaluate your professional background. Therefore, your resume needs

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How to Garner Multiple Product Manager Offers in 2020

During our “Job Hunting” webinars every week, we get at least one comment about how people can barely land a couple of PM interviews in a month. So, it is common to see people surprised when we tell them that they can land multiple PM offers, let alone call-backs from the recruiters for an initial screen. But what does Product Gym do so differently to help its members land multiple PM offers, given that people can’t even get more than a few round one interviews? This week, you’ll learn everything you need to know to own the PM job-hunting game.

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Top 5 Reasons People Transition into Product Management

It is a fact that Product Management is the hottest title on the job market right now. Having done about 3000 consultations in the past couple of years and talking to people about the reason why they want to transition into this space, we came up with answers that will explain why Product Management deserves to be the most popular occupation of our times.

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How to Be a Great Product Manager

Being a great Product Manager is as tough, if not many times tougher than breaking into product management. Certainly, there are many great distinct qualities that set an effective Product Manager apart from his/her peers. During our classes, events and even when speaking with our members, we are always asked this question: “How can I become a great Product Manager?”

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How to Stop Prioritizing and Start Working with Kaiten

It is a common belief that Product Managers should help a company do something that makes sense and advise against doing something that doesn’t. They help the team focus on action items that bring value to the business, items that users like, items that increase sales (such as average check, LTV, ROI and many other buzzwords), and items that cut off everything else that is unnecessary. This is similar to the Lean approach, and most Product Managers I know apply that approach.

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How to Answer the Salary Question in a Product Manager Interview

One of the most common questions we get at Product Gym is, “How do I answer the salary question?” Naturally, our members want to make sure that they ask for a reasonable number, but they also don’t want to scare off the hiring managers, ruining their chances for a second-round interview. Before we start answering the aforementioned question, let’s begin with answering the question that everyone is curious about: “How much does a Product Manager make?”

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How to Recover from a Layoff as a Product Manager

It finally happened. You didn’t even see it coming, and now you have accepted the reality that you’ve just been laid off. You know you are going to be fine because it’s just not possible that you will not find work again as another Product Manager. After all, this was not your fault. You WERE a good Product Manager. But the bigger question is, “What are you going to do now that you don’t have a job?”

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